Sonoma State University
Department of Physics and Astronomy

The B.A. in Physics with Advisory Plan C
Sample Four-Year Program

from the 2002-2004 catalog
Disclaimer: This is not the official catalog.

The sequential nature of the physics curriculum necessitates an early start with major requirements and the distribution of general education courses over four years.

FRESHMAN YEAR: 31 UNITS

Fall Semester (16 units)

 

Spring Semester (15 units)

 

MATH 161 Calculus I

4

 

MATH 211 Calculus II

4

ENGL 101 Expos Writing & Analytic Reading

3

PHYS 114 Physics I

4

General Education

3

 

PHYS 116 Intro Lab Experience

1

General Education

3

 

General Education

3

General Education

3

 

General Education

3

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR: 30 UNITS

Fall Semester (15 units)

 

Spring Semester (15 units)

 

MATH 261 Calculus III (or IV)

4

PHYS 314 Intro to Physics III

4

PHYS 214 Physics II

4

 

PHYS 381 Computer Applications for Scientists

2

PHYS 216 Introductory Lab

1

 

General Education

3

General Education

3

 

General Education

3

General Education

3

 

Elective

3

 

JUNIOR YEAR: 30 UNITS

Fall Semester (15 units)

 

Spring Semester (15 units)

 

Physics Elective (UD)

3

 

PHYS 340 Light and Optics

3

Physics Elective (UD)

3

Physics Elective (UD)

3

Area of Concentration*

3

 

Area of Concentration*

3

General Education

3

General Education

3

General Education

3

 

Elective

3

 

SENIOR YEAR: 29 UNITS

Fall Semester (14 units)

 

Spring Semester (15 units)

 

Physics Elective (UD)

3

Physics Elective (UD)

3

Area of Concentration*

3

 

Area of Concentration*

3

General Education

3

 

General Education

3

Electives

5

 

Electives

6

 

Total semester units:

120

*Area of Concentration = 12 units in one other subject. [Courses listed above meet requirements in the major, in supporting courses for the major, in general education, and for electives. Eleven of the 51 units of general education are met by required courses listed here (in areas A2, B1, B3, and B4), and one more can be met with a physics elective. Descriptions of some courses are available on the web.]

The B .A. in Physics with Advisory Plan C
Courses and Degrees
Department of Physics and Astronomy

 

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